Giving something back

Puffins, Iceland by Visit IcelandAiding baby puffins on their way to sea is one way to give back in Iceland © Visit Iceland 

Iceland has so much to offer that travellers can forget what they might have to offer in return. Remember that the best kind of travel is a two-way street and that Iceland’s transition to a sustainable tourist economy depends as much on you as it does them. As you experience Iceland in full, consider how your presence affects the country and how you might give something back.

This can range from the choices you make, eg: what you choose to eat or not eat, to a direct contribution of your time and resources (like giving to the ICE-SAR rescue team). Further opportunities to help our with local business and community-based initiatives include identifying and counting whales, aiding baby
puffins on their way to the sea, and patronising rural museums.

Also, do not be afraid simply to ask. Icelanders are very active volunteers and always have some project at hand. 

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